skosh


skosh
[skəʊʃ]
noun US informal a small amount; a little.
Origin
1950s: from Japanese sukoshi.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • skosh — noun Etymology: Japanese sukoshi Date: 1952 a small amount ; bit, smidgen used adverbially with a < just a skosh bit shook Josiah Bunting > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • skosh — /skohsh/, n. Slang. a bit; a jot: We need just a skosh more room. [ < Japn sukoshi a little (bit)] * * * …   Universalium

  • skosh — noun A tiny amount; a little bit; tad; smidgen; jot. He added just a skosh of vinegar, to give the recipe some zip …   Wiktionary

  • skosh — a small amount. I ll just have a skosh of pasta …   Dictionary of american slang

  • skosh — a small amount. I ll just have a skosh of pasta …   Dictionary of american slang

  • skosh — [[t]skoʊʃ[/t]] n. cvb sl. a bit; jot: We need just a skosh more room.[/ex] • Etymology: 1955–60, amer.; < Japn sukoshi a little (bit) …   From formal English to slang

  • skosh — n. (USA Slang) jot, a little bit, small amount …   English contemporary dictionary